Episode 048: Gender socialisation, development and masculinity with Dr Judy Chu
Episode Notes Dr Judy Chu is a researcher who teaches a course on Boys' Psychosocial Development at Stanford University in California. She has done some fascinating research into adolescents and younger boys examining gender socialisation, their development and relationships. She has fantastic insight into this field and we delve into masculinity issues that are relevant to all men. We talk about toxic masculinity and how that whole phrase is problematic, the pressures boys and men face to conform in society, and what we can all do to help make it a little better. She wrote a book, When Boys Become Boys, based on her research and you can check out her website for more posts that reveal a tremendous amount around masculinity and how young boys cope with identity and their place in society. Editorial note: Judy mentioned Zac Seidler in the podcast. There is also a Vic Seidler who works in the area of men and masculinities. Vic is based in the UK and Zac is based in Australia and it is Zac who is heading efforts to help practitioners to consider gender when engaging boys and men in treatment. Here's the link to his project: http://manisland.com.au/ Links Judy Y Chu website Podcast Promotion I've moved away from most social media but I realise it is still an important part of many people's lives. If you want to share an episode or more on Twitter, Facebook etc then I'd be thrilled. Even better, why not mention it to a colleague, friend, or family when you next speak to them. In fact, why not give them a call and meet up anyway? All the evidence suggests you'll be healthier and benefit. And, if you can and it's relevant, thanks for mentioning the podcast to them. If you got something out of this episode then please mosey on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave a rating, a review and you can subscribe there too! Other ways to subscribe to Blokeology Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe on Android You can also subscribe via Stitcher Sign up for the Journal of Blokeology newsletter It's my fortnightly newsletter that shares some cool evidence-based health, fitness, and lifestyle advice. It comes out every other Tuesday and I share some tips and thoughts. Head over to www.blokeology.io/journal to do that. Feedback I would love to hear from you and your own experiences. Best bet is to email: blokeology AT gmail.com.